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Decoy sealing question
I am working on finishing my first two decoys - redheads. I am calling them the "scrap ducks" as I am making them out of scraps I had of foam insulation board for the body and 1 by red cedar for silo heads. Unfortunately, most people here in my area consider any duck not a mallard a scrap duck.

My question is, I started sealing the red cedar heads with BLO and originally planned on painting over that once cured. Now, i'm starting to think the color of the wood looks fairly close to the color of a redhead drake already. Can I just leave the head unpainted and sealed with several coats of BLO and be fine?
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Braden,

Can't really answer your question as I'm not familiar with "BLO". Can you explain what this product is?

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I'm sorry, I abbreviated for boiled linseed oil.
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using oils? Spar varnish, linseed oil and turps, so you won't grow too old waiting for the oil to skin over. Otherwise GAC700 of some other acrylic sealer.
If you paint thick enough, you won't need sealer-if using oils. I assume the entire deke is wood?Crazy
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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Body will be Styrofoam coated with sawdust. Head is a silhouette style made from 1" thick red cedar. Body and bill will be painted with oil paint and I plan to use tack eyes. I am sealing the wood head with BLO and I am asking if I decide to not paint the rest of the head, will it be fine with just the coats of boiled linseed oil?
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should work. I assume you plan on painting the bodies in oil also?
george@runamuckdecoys.com